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Kaiser Surveys the Gene Pool for Sources of Autism

The HMO is gathering genetic material from 5,000 of its member families to further understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

Not to Be Morbid, But Let’s Talk About Death

The once taboo talk of end-of-life discussion finds its way into salons and doctors’ offices as palliative health care becomes the new normal.

Coming Soon, the Bionic Child?

Two Oakland doctors pair up with robotics firm Ekso Bionics on a pint-sized exoskeleton for kids.

The Changing Face of Nursing

It’s still mostly white and female, but recruiters at Samuel Merritt University and Cal State East Bay are looking for diversity.

Do Brain Games Make You Sharper?

After suffering a brain aneurysm, author Maria Ross believes that Lumosity’s Word Bubbles game jumpstarted her quick-thinking abilities.

Best Hikes of the East Bay

The beauty of hiking in the East Bay is that it can be a lone experience not far from the trailhead. This guide includes lesser-known adventures as well as old favorites in a world of hiking microclimates with unique characteristics. From Alameda, Berkeley, and Crockett to Moraga, Oakland, and San Leandro with varying distances and levels of difficulty, these hikes are sure to please.

Chris Tam Comes Home to Alameda Do Skin Care

An Alamedan realizes her skin-care business dream by setting up shop, Rise Face and Body, in her hometown,

Gais GPS, AllTrails, MapMyHike and Other Apps Make Navigating Easier

When you take off for a hike, make sure you go prepared, particularly for longer treks. And don’t forget your phone—and one or two of these apt mobile apps.

A Guide to 15 Inspired Workout Regimens

Dance, paddleboard, slackline, row, cycle, kickbox, and run your way to fitness.

A Guide to 15 Inspired Workout Regimens

Dance, paddleboard, slackline, row, cycle, kickbox, and run your way to fitness.